Prescott Valley pinwheel party to celebrate safe childhoods
Yavapai Communities for Kids is scheduled to host a pinwheel party to celebrate safe and happy childhoods at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, in Prescott Valley.
The event will take place at the Prescott Valley Civic Center lawn, and families are invited to attend the Prescott Valley Pinwheel Party. Yavapai Communities for Kids is a group of volunteers led by Prevent Child Abuse Arizona.
At 11 a.m., the event will begin with the planting of a garden of 3,000 blue pinwheels. The blue pinwheel is the national symbol for safe, healthy, happy childhoods, and the number of pinwheels will symbolize the approximately 3,000 children under age six in Prescott Valley. The pinwheel garden is planted every April as a celebration of child abuse prevention month.
Everyone is welcome to help plant the garden.
The event will also feature a Bouncy House, popcorn and cookies, a firetruck, face-painting, and music. Local family service agencies will also host tables featuring activities for children and resource information for families.
Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch that they can share together on the Civic Center lawn.
“We are holding this event to celebrate families, those wonderful brave souls who are raising the citizens of tomorrow.” says Becky Ruffner, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona. “Strong families are connected families, and connected families are the foundation of thriving communities.”
The Prescott Valley Pinwheel Party is sponsored by the Town of Prescott Valley and First Things First, a statewide organization that partners with communities to make sure all young children are ready to succeed in school.
Information provided by Prevent Child Abuse Arizona